Open For Business: Meta

Adding to the slew of dining options in the Keong Saik area is contemporary Asian restaurant Meta.

The kitchen is headed by South Korean chef Sun Kim, formerly of fine-dining establishments Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands and Tetsuya's in Sydney, Australia.

Three seasonal set menus are available for dinner at the 30-seat restaurant - five- ($88++) and eight-course ($128++) tasting menus and a five-course vegetarian menu ($80++). Lunch service will start next year.

Appetiser highlights include oyster with pomelo, lemon and ginger, which is fresh oyster topped with pomelo sacs and seasoned with a lemon and ginger dressing; and amaebi with yuzu and apples, Japanese sweet shrimp served with dashi jelly, trout roe, slivers of pickled beetroot stems and carrot, as well as a crunchy charred prawn head.

Other highlights include potato gnocchi with sweet corn and parsnip (vegetarian) coated in burnt butter; wagyu tartare with egg jelly and Korean pear kimchi; and Korean pancake with seasonal vegetables.

For dessert, check out the white chocolate wasabi cream with sesame sponge and yogurt, yuzu sabayon and popping candy, and a spherical citrus cheesecake with blood orange bon bon, where a layer of citrus gel encases the cheesecake and a dark chocolate shell with a blood orange liquid centre.

Complement the meal with cocktails such as Whiter Than Pale, a floral, gin-based drink made with elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, egg white and dried roses.

Where: 9 Keong Saik Road

Open: 5.30pm to midnight, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday

Info: Call 6513-0898 or e-mail

This article was first published on December 13, 2015.
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